Set amongst some of the most unspoilt rainforest and natural beaches, The Els Club Teluk Datai has established itself as a new icon on the golf scene. Another masterpiece by four-time Major Champion, the Rainforest Course has unique characteristics in abundance. Whether it is the 100 ft high trees, the constant buzz of wildlife or the tranquillity of the coastline vistas, the golf course is mesmerising.

The island of Langkawi, located north west of Kuala Lumpur and epitomises paradise. The distinguishing factors of the Rainforest Course are its holes that run adjacent to the waters edge and those that wander through a million year old rainforest. The Rainforest Course is accompanied by two luxury resorts; The Datai and The Andaman which provide an ideal option for guests looking for a quick weekend retreat or those looking to switch off completely.

The golf course quickly rose to critical acclaim scooping ‘The World’s Best New Golf Course’ award and ranking #84 in ‘Golf Digest’s Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World’. One of the many redeeming features is the attentive service the facility offers its guests. When you add the fact the course is one of the finest conditioned in the region, you can certainly imagine The Els Club Teluk Datai becomes top of the bucket list golf escapes.


Key Features

  • Ernie Els championship design
  • All golf cart course. Carts are permitted on the fairways
  • Golf carts have the latest state-of-the-art GPS system
  • Full grassed driving range with multiple target greens
  • Short game practice areas for chipping and putting
  • Hornbill Café
  • The Els Lounge
  • Fully stocked golf shop
  • Full amenity locker rooms
  • Corporate and golf packages


Hours of Operation

 Golf Course   7.30 am - dusk
Driving Range   7.00 am - 6.30 pm
Golf Shop   7.00 am - 7.00 pm
Hornbill cafe   7.00 am - 8.00 pm

Published Rates

Monday -Friday RM 605.00
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays RM 680.00
- Rates shown above quoted in Malaysian Ringgit
- The above rates are with 0% GST
- The above rates do not include caddie fees


  • The Hornbill Cafe
    Seats up to 75 people and offers the perfect place to enjoy a casual dining experience while overlooking the Championship Golf Course.
  • The Els Lounge
    An open air setting on the upper floor to reflect on your round of golf or simply to enjoy the picturesque setting of the surrounding jungle.
  • Twilight Golf
    Reduced green fee rates for unlimited golf after 3 pm until dusk.
  • Golf Groups of 16 or more
    Enquire about our discount options for groups of 16 or more.
  • Corporate Golf
    Options for half-day & full-day course hire 8 am or 1 pm shotgun or 2 tee starts for large groups.
  • Golf Lessons
    1 hour, clinic, on-course, juniors and long term coaching programs available.



Play & Stay Package : The Datai

Located minutes away, the award winning The Datai Langkawi, epitomizes tropical luxury, embedded in a stunning rainforest setting facing the Andaman Sea and Datai Bay. It’s the perfect hospitality complement to the perfect golf course.

Play & Stay Package : The Andaman

Also located minutes away, The Andaman, is a Luxury Collection Resort located in an idyllic setting tucked away between a 10 million year old rainforest and the tranquil Datai Bay and an 8,000 year old fringing coral reef.


Perched on the edge of the Andaman Sea is Datai Bay: a long crescent of pristine, sandy beach. Located at the northwest tip of Langkawi, Datai Bay was featured in National Geographic’s Top 10 Beaches in The World, and is widely acknowledged as one of the island’s most beautiful and unaltered beaches. Once at the beach, visitors need only look ahead to see the tiny island known as Pulau Anak Datai atop clear turquoise blue waters.

Stretching 1.5 kilometres in length, the white beach merges with the lush foliage of a 500-hectare rainforest. This rainforest forms the base of Gunung Mat Chinchang, an 850-metre-high mountain that cocoons Datai Bay. Formed some 500 million years ago, it stands as the oldest mountain in all of Southeast Asia, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Geopark. Many exotic species, such as dusky langurs, colugos, hornbills, and some 530 different species of butterflies, call the rainforest at the foothills of Gunung Mat Chinchang home.

Datai Bay, known locally as Teluk Datai, is a 40-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport and a 50-minute drive from the tourist-friendly areas of Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah. The Datai Langkawi Resort is in the immediate vicinity, and offers both a five-star experience and exclusive access to the indescribable beauty of Datai Bay.

Datai Bay is known for its richness in marine life and the ineffable beauty of the coral reefs that can be found there. Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins are also known to frequent Datai Bay in search of food, often showcasing their acrobatic abilities by leaping and breaching out of the water. Visitors of Datai Bay are encouraged to keep a lookout for them as watching dolphins in the wild provides one a wonderful experience.

Langkawi is easily accessible by air from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore via major carriers such as Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Firefly, Malindo Air, SilkAir and Tigerair. A quick one hour flight from Kuala Lumpur or 1 hour 35 minutes from Singapore.

Langkawi is also well connected by sea. Visitors from Penang can board ferries at Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah and Georgetown. Visitors from Thailand may also depart via ferry from Satun or Koh Lipe.

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